Friday, May 06, 2005

The Quintessential Mint Julep

Tomorrow being Derby Day, I feel it absolutely imperative to post this website which I ran across. It is dedicated to the Mint Julep. Included is a letter from a Lieutenant in World War II to a fellow Major General, in which he is explaining the beautiful process of creating this fine beverage. Included bellow is a short excerpt.

The preparation of the quintessence of gentlemanly beverages can be described only in like terms. A mint julep is not a product of a formula. It is a ceremony and must be performed by a gentleman possessing a true sense of the artistic, a deep reverence for the ingredients and a proper appreciation of the occasion. It is a rite that must not be entrusted to a novice, a statistician nor a Yankee. It is a heritage of the Old South, and emblem of hospitality, and a vehicle in which noble minds can travel together upon the flower-strewn paths of a happy and congenial thought.


When all is ready, assemble your guests on the porch or in the garden where the aroma of the juleps will rise heavenward and make the birds sing. Propose a worthy toast, raise the goblets to your lips, bury your nose in the mint, inhale a deep breath of its fragrance and sip the nectar of the gods.

Pot Lollipops

This idea is most ridiculous. Kinda funny at first, but it really does make you mad. Making candy like drugs is messed up. By the way, you should click on the movie link and watch the film. Its plain hilarious.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Joke Time

A New York woman was depressed and decided to end her life by throwing herself into the ocean. But just before she could throw herself from the docks, a handsome young sailor stopped her.
"You have so much to live for," said the sailor. "Look, I'm off to Europe and I can stow you away on my ship. I'll take care of you, bring you food every day, and keep you happy."
Having nothing, the woman accepted. The sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a lifeboat. From then on, every night he would bring her sandwiches and make love to her until dawn.
Three weeks later she was discovered by the captain.
"What are you doing here?" asked the captain.
"I have an arrangement with one of the sailors, he brings me food and I get a free trip to Europe. Plus he's screwing me."
"He certainly is," replied the captain. "This is the Staten Island Ferry."

Sunday, May 01, 2005


Due to an incredibly busy schedule, my entries will be few and far between. This will last until mid-May, when perhaps my blogging will pick back up in frequency.